Labour Day 12 March: day off for On Time Typing

Monday 12 March 2018 is Labour Day in Victoria. 

Labour Day had its origins in Australia in the eight-hour-day movement which advocated for people not not spend more than eight hours a day working, to allow eight hours for recreation time and eight hours for sleep. How relevant Labour Day is in Australia today – where employees are being expected to work outside normal work hours, many are expected to work more than eight hours, and everyone seems to have forgotten what it was like in the ‘olden days’ (pre 2000s) when nearly everyone actually had weekends off so they could spend that time with their kids or going on family trips – is debatable. 

On Time Typing is not open for business on Labour Day (in Victoria) on 12 March 2018.